ElvaJet® Opal SC

Created specifically for Kyocera, Panasonic and Konica Minolta printheads, ElvaJet® Opal SC is a medium viscosity water-based sublimation ink which transforms the possibilities of digital inkjet printing.

By delivering consistent, vibrant color across a variety of substrates, ElvaJet® Opal SC ink can be used in applications from fashion and activewear to signage and display.

Easy to use and with a simple start-up process, ElvaJet® Opal SC offers a high-quality printing solution which saves both time and money. By complying with ECO PASSPORT OEKOTEX®, ElvaJet® Opal SC also follows strict sustainability and safety requirements for a more environmentally friendly option.

With ElvaJet® Opal SC’s vibrant color, you can have confidence that your quality targets will be met, while safe in the knowledge that your brand is protected with consistent ink quality.

Properties

Excellent image sharpness and vibrancy
Simple installation and low maintenance
On-demand customization

ElvaJet® Opal SC

Consistent color you can trust

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Product specification

Available for the following printheads:

KYOCERA, PANASONIC, KONICA MINOLTA

Properties

Humidity Requirements

For optimal printing, the relative humidity rate must be kept at 55% or higher and the ambient temperature should be around 20°C (70°F).

Shelf life

Inks should be stored in a controlled environment at a temperature between 10-30°C. If stored under these recommended conditions, the inks have a shelf life of 12 months.

Fastness

Substrate: 170 g/m2, 100% polyester

Printing resolution: 600 dpi

Transfer conditions: 210°C (410°F) for 30 seconds.

The light fastness has been measured at 100% and 10% coverage. All other fastness properties have been measured at 100% coverage. In certain cases, where a chemical pre-treatment has been applied to the fabric or it has been saturated with color, the substrate may perform better in fastness testing after washing. Optimized ink limiting and color profiling will limit this requirement.

The following inks are available

Name                                                       Code

ELVAJET® OPAL SC YELLOW        618OP2SC

ELVAJET® OPAL SC MAGENTA    638OP2SC

ELVAJET® OPAL SC CYAN              648OP2SC

ELVAJET® OPAL SC BLACK            678OP2SC

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ProductLightWater (severe) Washing (60°)Persp. (acid)Persp. (alkaline)Rubbing (dry)Rubbing (wet)
IISO 105 / B02 100% / 10%ISO 105 / E01 ch./st.ISO 105 / C03 ch./st.ISO 105 / E04-ch./h.ISO 105 / E04 ch./st.ISO 105 / X12 ch./st.ISO 105 / X12 ch./st.
Opal SC Yellow6+ / 64-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-54-5
Opal SC Magenta6 / 64-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-54-5
Opal SC Cyan6 / 64-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-544-5
Opal SC Black6+ / 64-5 / 44-5 / 44-5 / 44-5 / 444-5
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How to use

Printing

The ElvaJet® Opal series has been tested on the most frequently used printers and transfer papers, but users should check the inks’ suitability for individual machines and paper types.

If the inks dry in the nozzles, the normal cleaning procedure built into the printer should be applied. We recommend the use of our specific cleaning solution, Sensient Universal Flush WB.

Application

For optimal printing, the relative humidity rate must be kept at 55% or higher and the ambient temperature should be around 20°C (70°F).

 

Fixation

ElvaJet® Opal inks are designed for transfer to the substrate via any type of sublimation transfer paper or film. Once printed, the transfer paper should be handled with care and the ink transferred to the fabric as soon as possible.

To obtain a good color transfer and fixing, the printed substrate should be transferred at 210°C (410°F) for 30s.